A thief has been sentenced for stealing from a Wiltshire service station supermarket.

Alexander Smith, of Chestnut Road in Sutton Benger, appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court on November 28.

The 44-year-old indicated pleas of guilty to seven charges for offences carried out at the Marks and Spencer shop in BP’s service station in Chippenham earlier this year.

On May 22, 2023, he stole two chocolate bars, two cans of Monster energy drink, one fruit pot, and one wrap worth a total of £17.90.

The next day, he returned to steal one chocolate bar, one ham and mozzarella wrap, and one Red Bull can worth £9 altogether, then came back again on May 24 to shoplift £10 worth of flapjacks and prawn food items.

On May 28, the defendant grabbed two cauliflower cheeses, two tikka masala ready meals, and one garlic baguette worth a total of £24.40, then stole two packs of Yorkshire puddings, two peppercorn sauce packets, and two steaks worth £21.40 on May 31.

On June 5, the defendant took two M&S snack bars, three chicken tikka samosas, and three packets of crisps worth a total of £11.40.

Finally, he stole two beef and onion rolls worth a total of £8.50 on June 12, and must now pay back the £69.80 value of all the stolen goods in compensation.